Appeal after two men approach York girl on her way to school

Leeman Road near to the National Railway Museum. Photograph © Google Street View
25 Jan 2018 @ 10.39 am
| Crime, News

Two strangers approached a York girl on her way to school – and police are warning everyone to remain alert.

The first man approached a girl near to the National Railway Museum on Leeman Road in York.

At around 8.45am on Wednesday (January 24), a 16-year-old girl was walking to school when a man approached the girl and told her to “walk”.

The girl managed to get away from the man.

A short time later, as she headed towards her school to report the incident, she was approached by a second man with an umbrella, who offered to walk with her.

It is not known if this interaction is connected to the first incident at this stage.

Have you seen them?

The first man is…

in his early thirties
around 5ft 10in tall
of chubby build

He was wearing

a hooded jacket
and had his face covered

The second man is…

younger than the first man
of skinny build
ith black hair which was drawn back in the middle and shaven at the sides

He was wearing

a blue jacket
and was carrying a grey and blue backpack

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: “Thankfully the girl did not go with the man and did the right thing by reporting it.

“Although we believe this was an isolated incident, our advice is to remain alert, but not alarmed and to report any suspicious behaviour immediately.”

Police are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed either incident, or recognises either man from the descriptions, to contact them.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101
Or call Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
Quote reference number 12180013404